Single crystal X-ray diffractometer Bruker D8 VENTURE


Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Department of Chemistry
Supramolecular Organic and Organometallic Chemistry Centre
Str. Arany János, nr. 11, RO-400028, Room 3
Phone: 40-264-593833
Contact person: Acad. Cristian Silvestru, e-mail: cristian.silvestru(at)


Single crystal X-ray diffractometer Bruker D8 VENTURE

Equipment description and characteristics

Single-crystal difractometer D8 VENTURE installed at Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is among the latest systems at national and international level. It consists of a PHOTON II CPAD (Charge Integrating Pixel Array) detector, a horizontal Kappa goniometer with four circles, two X-ray generators IμS 3.0-Mo and IμS 3.0-Cu, each with microfocus and HELIOS optics, integrared high-resolution CCD video-microscope, and software packages APEX3, APEX3 Server, DIFFRAC, BIS.

Single crystal X-ray diffractometer Bruker D8 VENTURE

For the samples preparation, a NIKON SMZ1000 microscope is used. Aditionally the NCXRD has access to Cambridge Structural Database (CSD).

Apllications / Uses

  • Full determination of the molecular structure - a complete data collection with the structure determination
  • Unit cell determination - data collection and refinement for a unit cell determination.
  • Data collection - data acquisition and data refinement.

Access to the offered services is provided to all applicants. Due to safety regulations (the equipment operates with X-ray radiation) the access in the laboratory is strictly limited. For further information contact the laboratory manager at e-mail:


Conf. Dr. Richard A. VARGA – crystallographer, laboratory manager
Prof. Dr. Anca SILVESTRU – responsible for image
Lector Dr. Albert SORAN – crystallographer, responsible for CCDC database
Lector Dr. Alexandra POP – crystallographer
Conf. Dr. Ciprian I. RAȚ – researcher